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Storyboard Supervisor

Toronto, Ontario · Art/Media/Design
Jam Filled is a dynamic workplace for like-minded creative artists.  We will remind you why you love cartooning: every project is produced with an eye for quality and an ear for fun!

Our Toronto Studio is looking for a Storyboard Supervisor to collaborate with our team of creative leaders and artists on a brand-new series. The Storyboard Supervisor will work closely with the Director, focusing on storyboards and animatics, and helping to translate the Director’s vision and narrative accurately to the screen.

You’ll get to:
  • Review storyboard roughs as well as clean boards created by the storyboard team
  • Assist in the animatic edit with the Director  
  • Oversee a team of storyboard artists and revisionists, and ensure assigned storyboards and revisions are completed in a timely manner
  • Provide notes for revisionists to review and revise board sequences as per Director and Client feedback
  • When necessary, insert rough sketches into files to further illustrate required revisions to the revisionist team
  • Communicate the Director’s vision to the storyboard team in a clear and professional manner
  • Review and export Storyboard cleans to edit
  • Review animatic passes with an eye to improving narrative clarity and animation/comedic timing
  • Contribute to group brainstorming sessions and offer creative and resourceful solutions for storyboard or animatic-related problems
  • Review Client’s animatic notes and flag any questions for the Director/Client
  • Generate new panels as needed and revise sequences as per Director feedback
  • Be aware of production deadlines and liaise with Production and Editorial teams to share progress updates and stay on-schedule
  • Mentor members of the storyboard and revisions teams to develop skills in timing, humor, and acting
This will be your JAM if you have:
  • Previous Storyboard Supervising or Assistant Directing experience on a 3D animated preschool series (2D experience is also an asset)
  • A passion for effective storytelling, composition and timing/pacing
  • A positive attitude and proven leadership skills managing a creative team effectively
  • Good understanding of the possibilities and limitations of CG animation
  • Strong creative problem-solving skills and exceptional organizational skills
  • High degree of focus, with the ability to juggle multiple episodes and shifting priorities in a fast-paced production schedule
  • Ability to handle feedback and constructive criticism well
  • Completed post-secondary education in classical or 3D animation, art fundamentals, or other relevant area of study
  • Strong drawing skills with the ability to produce visually appealing artwork
  • Experience with Toon Boom Storyboard Pro and Shotgun is required
  • Working knowledge of cinematography, composition, film structure, and screen direction
What’s in it for you? 
  • Healthcare and dental 
  • Competitive remuneration 
  • Close proximity to the downtown core and public transportation 
  • Various activities, team-building events and parties 
  • Flexible work hours 
  • Focus on work/life balance 
Boat Rocker is committed to hiring and supporting diverse candidates. We strongly encourage applications from people who identify as being part of an under-represented and equity-deserving group. This would include people who identify as racialized, Black, Indigenous, women, LGBTQ2SI+, and having a disability among others. We also recognize the importance of intersectional identities in our hiring and retention.

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